My Sister Rosalind Franklin

Hardcover | March 28, 2012

byJenifer Glynn

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Rosalind Franklin is famous in the history of science for her contribution to the discovery of the structure of DNA, the start of the greatest biological revolution of the twentieth century. Much has been written about the importance of her part, and about how her work was affected by herposition as a woman scientist. Above all she was a distinguished scientist, not only in her work on DNA, but also in her earlier work on coals and carbons and in her later work on viruses. In this family memoir her sister, the writer and historian Jenifer Glynn, paints a full picture of Rosalind's life. Looking at Rosalind's background; her early education, her time as a science student at Cambridge, and her relations with her family, to her life as an adult and her time in Paris andat King's, Glynn shows how much her sister achieved and how she was influenced by the social and intellectual climate of the period she worked in.

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Rosalind Franklin is famous in the history of science for her contribution to the discovery of the structure of DNA, the start of the greatest biological revolution of the twentieth century. Much has been written about the importance of her part, and about how her work was affected by herposition as a woman scientist. Above all she wa...

Jenifer Glynn read History at Cambridge and is the author of several books, including Prince of Publishers (1986), about the Victorian publisher George Smith, and The Pioneering Garretts: breaking the barriers for women (2008).
Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.1 inPublished:March 28, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199699623

ISBN - 13:9780199699629

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Table of Contents

Prologue1. Notting Hill2. Childhood and Early Schooling3. Early Education of a Scientist4. A Science Student in Wartime Cambridge5. A False Start6. Winning the War, with Coals and Carbons7. Happiness in Paris8. Misery in London9. Viruses, Models, and Success10. AfterlifeEndnotes

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"Jenifer Glynn has written a wonderful book - essential reading for all who are interested in Rosalind or the DNA story." --Brenda Maddox, author of Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA